Table 1

Patient characteristics

Characteristics
Age (years)49.7 ± 14.9
BMI (kg/m2)29.2 ± 6.83
Sex
 Male343 (55.5)
 Female275 (44.5)
Ethnicity
 African American154 (24.9)
 White295 (47.7)
 Hispanic55 (8.9)
 Asian/Indian57 (9.2)
 Other*57 (9.2)
Insurance
 Medicare75 (12.1)
 Medicaid25 (4.0)
 Third party429 (69.4)
 Self-pay81 (13.1)
 Other8 (1.3)
Hospitalized
 Yes310 (50.2)
 No308 (49.8)
Time to follow-up (days)55 ± 56.2
Relative with diabetes
 Yes101 (16.3)
Past medical history
 High cholesterol
  Yes238 (38.5)
  No370 (59.9)
  Unknown9 (1.5)
 Hypertension
  Yes236 (38.2)
  No376 (60.8)
  Unknown4 (0.6)
 Coronary artery disease
  Yes109 (17.6)
  No509 (82.4)
 Other cardiac§
  Yes55 (8.9)
  No563 (91.1)
 Stroke/transient ischemic attack
  Yes22 (3.6)
  No596 (96.4)
  • Data are means ± SD or n (%). N = 618.

  • *Other = Caribbean, Guyanese, other South American.

  • †Yes = parents or siblings.

  • ‡History of coronary artery disease, coronary artery bypass graft, abnormal cardiac catherization, placement of cardiac stents, history of angina, and/or abnormal stress test.

  • §Other cardiac = congestive heart failure, dysrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, pacemaker, and automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator.